Luxury travel company Kuoni are currently running a competition in which they have created a special map featuring different scents from around the globe and this got me thinking about scents that remind me of special places.
The ones that sticks in my mind the most are the scents that remind me of The Maldives which is where me and my husband had part of our honeymoon and is the most beautiful, breathtaking place I've ever been.
When we arrived at the island that we were staying on and walked into the reception area we were hit with an amazing aroma of lemongrass and coconut and every time I smell those scents now I'm taken straight back to that first day in The Maldives. We were offered some delicious cocktails on arrival which were lemongrass and ginger pina coladas and again were were hit with the delicious citrus scent of lemongrass mixed with the sweet and creamy coconut. When we're reminiscing about our honeymoon we always make those cocktails as a lovely reminder and a tasty treat.
During our stay we had a wonderful hot stone massage in the hotel spa, the scent of lemongrass filled the air in the treatment room and we left feeling totally invigorated and refreshed.
The scent of the spa mixed with the scent of our sun cream again combined the gorgeous scents of lemongrass and coconut, the two scents that will forever remind me of our wonderful honeymoon and a perfect holiday.